NEW VIDEO Narcissism, the New Faith - Part 1: Distributed God and Human Sacrifice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b87WQj3q0_w
Pathological narcissism is the abused child's personal religion, with the False Self as the godhead. The child sacrifices his true self to the false self in return for the latter's grandiose fantasies and defelection of the pain and hurt suffered by the traumatized child. The narcissist then proceeds to extract narcissistic supply from other people in order to validate the reality of the False Self: he acts like a missionary trying to convert his sources of supply into his private religion or cult. As more people became narcissists, narcissism turned into an organizing and explanatory principle of human societies everywhere, imbuing the narcissists' life with meaning and prescribing or proscribing behavior and technological progress. Narcissism is the newest faith and its godhead is a distributed, network deity with each node in the network - each narcissist - a god unto himself.
(From the book "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited" by Sam Vaknin - Click on this link to purchase the print book, or 16 e-books, or 3 DVDs with 16 hours of video lectures on narcissists, psychopaths, and abuse in relationships: http://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/thebook.html)